Green tea — Full of antioxidants and helpful for reducing redness, rinsing your face in cool green tea is a great way to gently soothe skin.
Avocado — An excellent moisturizer, avocado is great as a face mask, mashed up in hair, or use just about anywhere you could use a little extra hydration.
Cherries — Another antioxidant superstar, these are also great for evening out skin tone.
Oatmeal — For a fast-acting soother, look no further than oatmeal, which has major anti-inflammatory properties. You can drop it in the bath, slather it on your face, or even use it as a gentle scrub.
Papaya — Want to decongest your skin fast? The papain in this fruit makes one of the best enzyme masks around.
Lemon — The acid in this fruit can whiten nails, give your hair natural-looking highlights, and help slough off dry, flaky skin.
Egg white — Not just for omelets anymore, egg white masks are a classic way to improve tone and texture.
Olive oil — This kitchen staple is great for hydrating hair and smooth dry spots on skin.
Sugar — There’s no sweeter natural exfoliant. Mix this with a little olive, almond, or apricot oil for a great lip and body scrub.
Honey — This natural antimicrobial also soothes and draws moisture into skin. Use it in masks or as a spot treatment.
1/2 teaspoon olive oil spray
1/4 cup diced fresh shiitake mushrooms
1 tablespoon finely chopped green onion
1/4 cup small diced tomatoes
1/4 cup packed spinach
1 tablespoon low-fat cream cheese
3 egg whites , lightly whipped
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the broiler. Heat a sauté pan with a flameproof handle over medium heat and add the olive oil. Add the vegetables and sauté them until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Pour the egg whites over the vegetables and season with salt and pepper. Cook until the bottom is done and the sides are firm, about 4 minutes. Spread the cream cheese on top of the omelet.
Place the pan under the broiler for about 2 minutes to finish cooking the top of the omelet. Remove from heat. Fold over half the omelet and serve.
April M. Monterrosa is the Owner of The Lil Spa Room , PCA Skin Certified, a Nuskin Skin Care Distributor, Founder of Wonderfully Wise Women, & a Writer for SAXtreme Magazine. Just a simple & Proud Latina from San Antonio, Texas, a Marine Corps wife, Mama of a Dachshund, & a licensed Cosmetologist of 17+ years, blogging about things I love most…Beauty, Love, Life, Spa, Wine, and everything else in between! Check out my other Blog at: wonderfullywisewomen.me